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Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy amp Services

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UNC Department of Public Safety

Chapel Hill, NC


Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy & Services


Chapel Hill

North Carolina

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library seeks an energetic and innovative Associate University Librarian (AUL) to lead the development and management of library collections and to install a comprehensive content strategy. This senior position reports to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian. The AUL is a member of the Library Leadership Team (LLT) and collaborates with other members of the LLT to develop and execute the Library’s strategic objectives and to ensure organizational effectiveness. The Library is looking for a leader who will want to make Carolina a model for the nation in how it defines, expands, and sustains research collections in the digital age, and who will transform how Carolina builds collections that provide the highest level of services throughout the research lifecycle.

The AUL’s portfolio includes approximately 80 staff who build and manage general collections and provide research, teaching, and learning services to the UNC community. Within an overall collections budget of nearly $16 million, the AUL oversees the strategic allocation and management of an $11 million general materials budget and coordinates the materials budget for the health sciences. The portfolio also includes user experience and assessment, scholarly communication, as well as research services that support the full range of digital scholarship such as GIS, data visualization, data curation, and makerspace initiatives.

Educational Requirements

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or combination of related advanced degree and relevant experience.

Qualifications and Experience

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or combination of related advanced degree and relevant experience.

Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience related to collection development and/or public services in an academic research environment.

Superior communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to articulate a vision, and to set goals and priorities.

Demonstrated success managing people, projects, and budgets.

Demonstrated ability to articulate priorities and values across a diverse constituency, including librarians, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and donors.

Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of the library and scholarly information resources, data, and institutional assets in supporting research, teaching, and healthcare in research and higher education.


Grant-writing and/or grant management experience.

Experience and success with fundraising.

Experience in publisher and vendor negotiations.

Demonstrated understanding of challenges regarding scholarly communications, copyright, and intellectual property.

Experience with coordinating and assessing library participation in resource sharing, collaborative collection development, shared print, and consortia programs.

Special Instructions

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A minimum of three references are required upon application submission.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


University Library-550501

Working Title:

Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy & Services

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EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

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Full-Time Permanent

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Freda McClain, HR Specialist

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The Department of Public Safety supports the University’s core mission of teaching, research, and public service by developing partnerships that encourage problem solving and communication to identify and address public safety needs with professionalism and integrity, while protecting North Carolina’s Future.

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